To enhance each stage performance of It Gets Better and to further expand the reach of our project message throughout the community, each presenter will identify a local chorus (or choruses) suitable for performance on stage with the Company artists (subject to approval by the Company). In addition to mid‐week rehearsals with the IGB Music Director, one technical rehearsal will be held in the performance space itself.
The selected chorus should consist of 25‐80 individuals.
Timeline and Week‐in‐Residence Schedule for Choral Music Program:
Three months prior to engagement:
Local presenter proposes community choral group(s) to It Gets Better Music Director for consideration. Supplemental materials might include a description of chorus membership (gender, experience level, age range) as well as sample repertoire of the group, recent performance venues, and the name and contact information of the group choral director.
Allow up to one week for review and approval of choral groups for this engagement.
Two months prior to engagement:
The It Gets Better Music Director sends four pieces of music (.pdf and Finale) for the community choral group to prepare in advance of the Company’s arrival. It is expected that performers will be off book with music and lyrics by the time of the first rehearsal with the Company.
Local presenter facilitates scheduling of rehearsals during Company’s week in residency.
Week of engagement: Sample Schedule
Monday: Meeting of IGB and local chorus music directors
Tuesday: 2‐3 hour rehearsal with community chorus under direction of IGB Music Director
Wednesday: 2‐3 hour rehearsal with community chorus under direction of IGB Music Director
Thursday: 2‐3 hour rehearsal in the venue under the direction of the Company Technical Director
Friday: Evening performance